Bills on Assisted Reproductive Technology, surrogacy passed

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  • The Rajya Sabha passed two Bills to regulate and supervise assisted reproductive technology clinics and surrogacy on December 8.
  • The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2021 was passed by the Lok Sabha on December 1. It was passed by a voice vote in the Upper House

Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2021

  • The Bill establishes the National Board, the State Boards and the National Registry to regulate and supervise Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) clinics
  • It establishes ART Banks to promote ethical practice.
  • It will help in maintaining a database of all clinics and medical professionals serving in the field.
  • It proposes stringent punishment for those who attempt to control the offspring’s sex, sell embryos or gametes.

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